Car Hire at Cancun Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Whether you want a family holiday complete with theme-parks, to explore magical Mayan ruins, or sample the finest in Mexican food, you can find the best car hire at Cancun Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Cancun Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Cancun Airport: Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Cancun Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Pemex petrol station located just 15 minutes drive from Cancun Airport. Head northwest from the airport towards Carr. Take Punta Nizuc road and make a u-turn at Chac where the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Cancun Airport
Cancun Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads and is easy to navigate. To the South is the airport, to the North is the city and in between on the stretch of land between the sea and the Nichupte lagoon are all the hotels, beaches and bars known as the hotel zone. Downtown stretches from the mainland behind the lagoon. The 180 highway links Cancun with Valladolid and Merida to the east while the 307 highway heads south to Chetumal and on to Belize City.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Cancun Airport.
The stunning archaeological site overlooking the Caribbean Sea is full of Mayan treasures. Alongside these ancient wonders, Tulum also boasts white sandy beaches, wonderful restaurants and food stalls and quirky designer boutiques that serve the surrounding luxury holiday resorts. Tulum is a bohemian paradise that hasn’t lost its hippy vibe.
Tulum is a one and a half hour drive from Cancun Airport. Get on the 307 highway from the airport and follow the signs for Tulum.
Winding streets and sweeping plazas give petite but beautiful Merida a cultured air. Steeped in colonial history, there is plenty for the avid historian to explore. As well as ancient ruins, Merida boasts a fine museum, bargain places to eat and some very lively markets that often go on into the night.
Merida is a three hour drive from Cancun Airport. Get on the main 307 highway to Tulum and take the exit for Merida/Carr. Merge with the QR00 180 and 180D toll road and follow signs for Merida city centre.
Lively Cancun is a tropical paradise that happens to have everything from fabulous shopping and nightlife to spas, sports and breath-taking beaches. Here you can relax or party among Mayan ruins, take kids to nearby theme-parks and dolphin aquariums, feast on authentic Mexican food and enjoys energetic walks in the spectacular natural landscapes. If you need another reason to visit Cancun; the sun shines for 253 days of the year.
Cancun is just 22 minutes by car from Cancun Airport. Head northwest and get on to the 307 highway. Merge on to the Tulum-Cancun section of the highway and follow signs for the city centre.
Parking in Cancun is mostly free and easy to find. In fact, most locals park their cars anywhere they please. Many hotels in Cancun, resorts and shopping centres also offer free or cheap parking.
Prices subject to change